Thursday, October 23, 2014

Drugstore Favorites #1



Mascara:
Covergirl - Lashblast Volume (black)
*pronounce and define my lashes* 

L'Oreal  - Voluminous (not shown) and Voluminous Manga (black)
*gives my thin lashes a full effect*


Press Powder:
Revlon - Nearly Naked (040 Medium Deep and up)
*I've repurchased this press powder countless of times, it does the job!*

Rimmel - Stay Matte Powder
*I use the on my t-zone area, works like a charm!*

Bronzer: 
Sonia Kashuk - Cream Bronzer
*I love using this to warm-up my face*

BB Cream: 
Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream (Medium/Deep)
*Its hard finding something to match my skin undertone, but with a light-hand this works. I use this as a treatment under my foundation.*

Lipbalm:
Evolution of Smooth aka EOS
*it does the job...*

Eyebrow Pencil:
Maybelline - Define-a-Brow (Medium Brown)
*fills in my almost black eyebrows perfectly.*

Concealer: 
Maybelline -  Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles (honey)
*cream to powder (coloring is similar to MAC Studio Concealer in shade NW35.*

Makeup Setting Spray:
e.l.f. -  Makeup Mist & Set
*compares to MAC FIX+*

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My "Must-Have" Fall Jackets (oldies, but goodies)



(some of my fall favorite jackets)


I either update my closet with 1-2 seasonal versatile clothing article or add something to my closet when it goes on sale during the following season. #mybasicfashiontiplol #thisrackisactuallymyhusbandslol

(purple-blue tweed jacket w/ antique brass buttons, hits right at waist)

my favorite way to "dress-down" this jacket is w/ skinnies (tall boots), boyfriend (treton sneakers) or bell-bottom (booties) jeans.

(black structured waxy-textured military inspired jacket w/ gold hardware, hits below waist)

my favorite way to wear this jacket is with skinnies or boyfriend jeans and pairing it w/ flats, booties or tall boots.

(matte black moto jacket with silver hardware, hits the middle of my bottom)


I enjoy wearing this moto jacket in many different ways. 

(lightweight olive parka, silver hardware, front hits above knee, back hits in the middle of my calves)


I enjoy wearing this parka coat in many different ways.

(& more basics... denim jacket, boyfriend blazer, grandpa cardigan, chunky grandpa cardigan & faux fur vest)


**I updated my closet with a green version of the second jacket and still on the hunt for the perfect trench coat.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

3 Cleaning Brush Methods


I try to clean my brushes weekly and when I do, these are my three options:


Spot Cleaning Method (daily)

Supplies: 
Castile Soap/Shampoo
Conditioner
Distilled Water
Rubbing Alcohol
Paper Towel
Towel

Simply insert mix concoction in spray bottle, spritz mix on a napkin, and swirl your cosmetic brush until it swipes clear (this is great if you have one eye lid brush).

Basic Method (weekly)

Supplies: 
Water
Vinegar (Red or White, Cheap or Organic)
Towel

Simply apply vinegar in 1 cup of hot water, let it sit for 20 minutes, rinse under luke warm water, and lay flat on a clean towel to dry.

Deep Cleaning Method (weekly)


Supplies: 
Castile Soap/Shampoo 
Extra virgin olive oil
Water
Towel

Simply swirl the brush in the concoction, let it sit for 5-10 minutes, rinse under luke warm water, and lay flat on a clean towel to dry.


Either route you choose, you'll have yourself clean brushes during your next beauty session!